��Their faces are set eagerly as the
east wind; And they gather captives as the
10 And they scoff at kings, And princes are a derision unto
They deride every stronghold, For they heap up earth, and take it 1J Then their spirit doth pass over
and transgress, And they become guilty Even they who impute their might
unto their god.
12 Art not Thou from everlasting, LORD my God, my Holy One? We shall not die. LORD, Thou hast ordained them
for judgment, And Thou, Rock, hast established
them for correction. 13 Thou that art of eyes too pure to
behold evil, And that canst not look on mis- chief, Wherefore lookest Thou, when they
deal treacherously, And holdest Thy peace, when the
wicked swalloweth up The man that is more righteous
than he; 14 And makest men as the fishes of the
sea, As the creeping things, that have
no ruler over them? 15 They take up all of them with the
They catch them in their net, And gather them in their drag; Therefore they rejoice and exult. "Therefore they sacrifice unto their
And offer unto their drag; Because by them their portion is
fat, And their food plenteous.
��17 Shall they therefore empty their
And not spare to slay the nations continually?
O I will stand upon my watch, ^ And set me upon the tower, And will look out to see what He
will speak by me, And what I shall answer when I am
reproved. 2 And the LORD answered me, and
��'Write the vision,
And make it plain upon tables,
That a man may read it swiftly.
3 For the vision is yet for the ap- pointed time,
And it declareth of the end, and doth not lie;
Though it tarry, wait for it;
Because it will surely come, it will not delay/
4 Behold, his soul is puffed up, it is not upright in him;
But the righteous shall live by his faith.
6 Yea, moreover, wine is a treacher- ous dealer;
The haughty man abideth not;
He who enlargeth his desire as the nether-world,
And is as death, and cannot be satisfied,
But gathereth unto him all nations,
And heapeth unto him all peo- ples.
6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him,
And a taunting riddle against him,
And say: 'Woe to him that in- creaseth that which is not his!
How long? and that ladeth himself
with many pledges!' 7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall exact interest of thee,